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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 8, 2011 9:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The REAL Stanley Cup

For all you folks who are so inexplicably interested in something involving a cup named Stanley, here are the competitors for the REAL Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh vs New Jersey!

On the Pittsburgh team, we have: 2/7/69 (early and late); 11/30 and 12/1/79; 3/5 and 3/6/81. Plus on 2/7/69 you’d have gotten the Velvet Underground as opening act, according to one reviewer.

On the New Jersey team, we have: 9/26, 27 and 28/72. A smaller team, but a powerhouse.

I’m probably missing some.

So in case you get bored of the sound of guys thwacking sticks on ice, you can listen to those and decide the winner. Just trying to help out :-)

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jun 9, 2011 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The REAL Stanley Cup

" So in case you get bored of the sound of guys thwacking sticks on ice, you can listen to those and decide the winner. Just trying to help out "

Whoa there lassie!

Hockey begins with the fine art of ice skating, an Olympic event, add the ball game of golf, arguably founded in Rome @ 300AD (paganica) add-in the game of roller derby as the players charge into their opponents defensive zone body checking each other into the boards of the corners battling for control of the "puck", and when the testosterone levels reach the boiling point and the gloves drop off, add to the mix the primitive combat sport of boxing and there you have it, four events in one, such a deal!

It's understood that some of the folks ascending Everest will tell ya that if a dog can skate and play with a ball what challenge is it for a man? therefore, the only true sport is mountain climbing.

And yes, when the two players are waiting for the puck to drop at the "faceoff" the sticks are tapping on the ice, that's the machismo. This game has to be in your blood to get it! :)


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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 10, 2011 1:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The REAL Stanley Cup

Yeah, well, I'll watch it when they add an ice dancing section.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Jun 9, 2011 2:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The REAL Stanley Cup

Seeing as NHL Hockey's Stanley Cup finals are between Boston and Vancouver, it might be interesting to do a comparison between those cities. Though due to sheer numbers, Boston would obviously win.

Oh and ordinarily given 2 late 79's and an 81 it wouldn't even be a comptetition, the obvious winner for me would be New Jersey. But you had to throw a 69 in there...I'm almost tempted to say one good 69 is equal to three 72's, but those are 3 pretty good 72's...

This post was modified by Jim F on 2011-06-09 09:12:08

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 9, 2011 4:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The REAL Stanley Cup

I guess that's two 69s, technically. Early and Late.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-02-07.late.sbd.wiley.14471.sbeok.shnf

(Sorry, can't get it to hyperlink in the same post box as photos.)

And two excellent Fall '79s!

Plus two good '81s, with an all-important home court advantage -- aka the "I Was There" factor :-) (Seriously, I'm a rotten judge of shows I saw, so I don't really try ... But I enjoyed them, and have enjoyed hearing them again on the archives.)

The gorgeous Stanley in Pittsburgh:

http://www.ag2009.us.mensa.org/AM/Images/AG09/benedum.jpg

The Pittsburgh team has variety on its side, but of course, those '72s are tough competition!!!

Found this image online for the NJ Stanley. Anyone know if it really looks like this? Holy heck.

http://static.photo.net/attachments/bboard/00S/00S3Qy-104423784.jpg



This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-06-09 11:15:41

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 9, 2011 3:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The REAL Stanley Cup

a short list was started here based on Boston and Vancouver shows before the finals started

http://www.archive.org/post/377904/new-list-in-honor-of-the-cup-finals

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Poster: Jim F Date: Jun 9, 2011 10:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The REAL Stanley Cup

Whoops, I haven't been catching up with the forums as religiously as usual, somehow I missed that thread.

I saw you posted links to the Vancouver '66 shows, elbow, and it made me think, where were those Canada 67 shows in August from? Those are from Toronto, right? Those were my initial thoughts when I thought of Canadian Dead. Then 6/22/73, which features perhaps my all-time favorite Playing in the Band.

I was kinda shocked that 5/17/74 got kindof blown over. I just had that one on the other day, and while much of the show is somewhat average, or poor even in comparison to the surrounding tour, that Truckin jam is just incredible, as is the Nobody's Fault But Mine. It's kinda strange that they took all that trouble taking the GD Machine and the Wall of Sound through customs and across the border only to play one show. You'd think they'd have done a 2 night stand. Same goes for the June 73 show.

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jun 9, 2011 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The REAL Stanley Cup

Awe, gimme that seveny deuce He's Gone over any swashbuckling synthparty any day. I'll give you the 69 show, but theres only one, and, let's face it, Jerry's songwriting over those three years is the most important of his career.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 9, 2011 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The REAL Stanley Cup

"Swashbuckling synthparty"? LOL! As opposed to the 90s, which was synthparty without the swashbuckling? That's funny. Not really fair for '79 and '81, unless you turn up the Brent. But funny.

Granted, it wouldn't be a contest without the '69.

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jun 9, 2011 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The REAL Stanley Cup

I know what you mean. Of all the Brent years, 79 and 80 are my favorites, mostly because Jerry's voice hasn't totally fallen off and, you're right, Brent isn't quite sticking his overeager paws in every corner of the music yet. But even so, when I hear those fake bells tinkle man, I cringe. Gimme caterwauling and one drummer any day.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 9, 2011 10:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The REAL Stanley Cup

I know I know. The Toys R Us sound is dreadful. I like the organ, though, and don't mind Croaky Jerry. As his voice ages, there are times when it even adds depth and poignancy. Particularly later. Those plastic tinkle-bell sounds, though ... seriously, I enjoy a lot from the Brent era and can "listen through" them, but an occasional off-key Donna howl is preferable to Brent on a long tinky-wink kick.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 9, 2011 8:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The REAL Stanley Cup

7/8/90 at Three Rivers Stadium was my first show, so I vote Pittsburgh!

This post was modified by snow_and_rain on 2011-06-09 15:42:19